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Dance debut

 

World Music and CRASHarts will present the Boston debut of dance troupe Ate9 at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave.

 

Award-winning dancer and choreographer Danielle Agami was part of Israel’s world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company before founding Ate9. Her innovative new work, “calling glenn,” is a mesmerizing and creative piece for nine dancers that features music performed live on stage by Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche.

 

Free pre-performance talks with Boston Dance Alliance executive director Debra Cash will be held 30 minutes prior to curtain. A free post performance Q+A with the artists will be held on Friday.

 

Tickets are $36 for members and $40 for non-members.

 

Call 617-478-3103 or visit www.icaboston.org for more information.

 

Shamrock splash

 

The Harpoon Shamrock Splash to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, meeting at the BCYF Curley Community Center, 1663 Columbia Road.

 

Check-in will be at 11 a.m. with the splash at noon.

 

The $20 fee will include Harpoon beer, burgers, a koozie and a chance to win a roundtrip JetBlue flight. There will be contests for best male and female costumes. Those who don’t want to splash but still want to come to the party can register before the event and join everyone on the beach.

 

The top two overall fundraisers each win a round trip flight on JetBlue (must raise a minimum of $500) and everyone who makes a contribution (registration, donation or pledge) is entered in a raffle to win a round trip flight on JetBlue.

 

For more details and to register, visit www.shamrocksplash.org.

 

Benefit luncheon

 

The Boys and Girls Club will host the 43rd annual St. Patrick’s Day luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at The Playwright Bar, 658 East Broadway.

 

The fun-filled afternoon will include a St. Patrick’s Day themed brunch, Irish music, a complimentary mimosa, bloody Mary or beer, raffles, prizes and more.

 

Proceeds will benefit the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club. This is a 21+ event. Tickets are $35.

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 617-516-5442 or visit http://bgcdbrunch.eventbrite.com.

 

New art exhibition

 

The Distillery Gallery, 516 East Second St., is hosting “The City Inside Us,” artwork by Jose Ferreira and Asma Kazmi, now through March 17.

 

“The City Inside Us” is an exhibition of heterogeneous objects and gestures that encompass themes of consciousness, ritual, habit and habitation. Oscillating between the material and the virtual, the exhibition unsettles viewers to reveal ways in which history is inscribed onto bodies, and onto the environment. The exhibition unfolds along by connecting two projects: Ferreira’s work seeks to locate trajectories of familial histories and memories that are fraught with omissions and narratives of denial. Kazmi’s project aims to map the architectural, material and cultural history of radically changing sites and topographies of major cities.

 

The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and by appointment.

 

Further information can be found online at www.distillerygallery.com.

 

Character studies

 

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., is hosting “Dennis Nance: Character Studies” from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, now through March 17.

 

Visitors can create artworks of their own on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. They can explore artist Dennis Nance’s costumes inspired by everyday objects, and see why he has been called a “wizard of word, wardrobe and wonder.” They will develop creative characters, make costume elements and have a chance to see the characters brought to life in the art lab.

 

Admission is free with museum admission and admission is always free for visitors, ages 17 and under.

 

 Further information is available at www.icaboston.org or by calling 617-478-3100.

 

Tax help

 

ABCD: South Boston Action Center, 424 West Broadway, is hosting free tax clinics now until April 13.

 

Taxpayers who earned less than $55,000 in 2018 can have their taxes prepared and claim important tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit.

 

Call for an appointment at 617-269-5160, ext. 0.

 

New art exhibitions

 

The Moakley U.S. Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, is hosting special exhibits now through March 29.

 

Photography by Katherine Kominis and Jonathan Fine will be on display in the front lobby exhibit space and “Scratching the Surface,” paintings by Lorrie Berry and Jennifer Jean Costello will be exhibited in the Atrium.

 

The HarborPark Exhibit features an exhibit from Boston Harbor Now.

 

Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. A photo I.D. is required to enter the courthouse.

 

Visit www.moakleycourthouse.com or call 617-261-2440 for further information.